How Printing Ink is Made

Let’s start this monday with a bit of knowledge on how printing ink is made.  No surprise we here at InkOnDaPaper LOVE printing ink.

Get Ready for the best video walk through we have found on how printing ink is made.

“A Chief Ink Maker shows how color and ink is created from the raw ingredients–powder, varnish, and passion. Everything designers and printers need to know about the process, the challenges and joy of ink making.”

How cool is it to explore a subset of the profession we all love – Printing.

I have mixed inks and filled ink trays, but never actually put thought into the process of how printing is made.  How did the ingredients come together?  How they are blended and mixed?  This video starts at the beginning and breaks down everything in the process until the ink hits the ink tray in the printing press.

Though a few years old, this video is an excellent reminder of the passion and precision that goes into manufacturing the printed items we still use and rely on every day. 

Did you found this video educational?  Learn anything new today?  We’d love to hear about it in the comments section below.

~Source: The Printing Ink Company and Scholarly Kitchen

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